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What You Want Is in the Limo

What You Want Is in the Limo

On the Road With Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, and the Who in 1973, the Year the Sixties Died and the Modern Rock Star Was Born

by Michael Walker

Hardcover, 235 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published July 23 2013 | purchase
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  • On the Road With Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, and the Who in 1973, the Year the Sixties Died and the Modern Rock Star Was Born
  • Michael Walker

Documents the courses of three history-making tours by rock-and-roll artists The Who, Led Zeppelin, and Alice Cooper to evaluate how they significantly impacted the music industry.

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Waging Heavy Peace

Waging Heavy Peace

A Hippie Dream

by Neil Young

Paperback, 502 pages, Penguin Group USA, $18, published July 30 2013 | purchase
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Neil Young presents the story of his career against a backdrop of 40 years of history. He discusses such topics as his collaborations with fellow artists, his creative process and his activist work with Farm Aid and The Bridge School.NPR Bestseller

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My Lunches With Orson

My Lunches With Orson

Conversations Between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles

by Peter Biskind

Hardcover, 306 pages, Metropolitan Books, $28, published July 16 2013 | purchase
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  • Conversations Between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles
  • Peter Biskind

Based on long-lost recordings, a set of revealing conversations between the film historian author and the iconic cultural provocateur unstintingly reflects on topics ranging from politics and literature to the shortcomings of his friends and the many films Welles wanted to make.

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My Last Sigh

My Last Sigh

The Autobiography of Luis Bunuel

by Luis Bunuel and Abigail Israel

Paperback, 256 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published March 26 2013 | purchase
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Ready for a Brand New Beat

Ready for a Brand New Beat

How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America

by Mark Kurlansky

Hardcover, 263 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published July 11 2013 | purchase
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  • How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America
  • Mark Kurlansky

Mark Kurlansky traces the meteoric popularity of the iconic song by Marvin Gaye, Mickey Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter against a backdrop of the Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964, exploring how the song's multiple meanings rendered it an activist anthem.

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You Don't Know Me but You Don't Like Me

You Don't Know Me but You Don't Like Me

Phish, Insane Clown Posse, and My Misadventures With Two of Music's Most Maligned Tribes

by Nathan Rabin

Paperback, 261 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16, published June 11 2013 | purchase
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  • Phish, Insane Clown Posse, and My Misadventures With Two of Music's Most Maligned Tribes
  • Nathan Rabin

While grappling with his own mental well-being, writer Nathan Rabin journeys with the fan bases of Phish and Insane Clown Posse and discovers how both groups have tapped into the human need for community.

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Sleepless in Hollywood

Sleepless in Hollywood

Tales from the New Abnormal in the Movie Business

by Lynda Obst

Hardcover, 283 pages, Simon & Schuster, $26, published June 11 2013 | purchase
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  • Tales from the New Abnormal in the Movie Business
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The veteran producer and author of Hello, He Lied explores how the collapse of the DVD market has triggered a Hollywood refocus on special effects and 3D over expensive actors and writers. Obst draws on insights from top entertainment minds to consider if an increasingly eccentric movie business is salvageable.

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Difficult Men

Difficult Men

Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: from the Sopranos and the Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad

by Brett Martin

Hardcover, 303 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published June 27 2013 | purchase
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  • Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: from the Sopranos and the Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad
  • Brett Martin

An assessment of the programs that helped cable television emerge as a signature art form explores the storytelling distinctiveness and creative directions of such shows as The Wire, The Sopranos and Mad Men while sharing insights into the complicated personalities of such leading contributors as David Chase and David Simon.

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Queen of the Air

Queen Of The Air

A True Story Of Love And Tragedy At The Circus

by Dean Jensen

Hardcover, 327 pages, Crown, $26, published June 11 2013 | purchase
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  • A True Story Of Love And Tragedy At The Circus
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Dean Jensen traces the story of world-famous trapeze artist Leitzel and her star-crossed love affair with Alfredo Codona of the famous Flying Codona Brothers. From a disadvantaged youth, Leitzel went on to have impressive achievements with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

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A Natural Woman

A Natural Woman

A Memoir

by Carole King

Paperback, 488 pages, Grand Central Pub, $16.99, published February 12 2013 | purchase
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The legendary, award-winning singer, songwriter and pianist tells her life story — beginning with her childhood in Brooklyn, through her marriage to co-writer Gerry Goffin, her experiences as a mother, and what it was like to write and record Tapestry.NPR Bestseller

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Mo' Meta Blues

Mo' Meta Blues

The World According to Questlove

by Ahmir Thompson and Ben Greenman

Hardcover, 288 pages, Grand Central Pub, $26, published June 18 2013 | purchase
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  • The World According to Questlove
  • Ahmir Thompson and Ben Greenman

The drummer for the Grammy Award-winning group The Roots, which also serves as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, discusses a historical range of musical artists as well as African American art, hip hop, culture and philosophy. 40,000 first printing.

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Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted

Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted

And All the Brilliant Minds Who Made the Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic

by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Hardcover, 324 pages, Simon & Schuster, $26, published May 7 2013 | purchase
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  • And All the Brilliant Minds Who Made the Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic
  • Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

The story of the making of The Mary Tyler Moore Show offers insight into how the show reflected changing American perspectives and was the first situation comedy to employ numerous women as writers and producers.

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Overweight Sensation

The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman

by Mark Cohen

Hardcover, 353 pages, Brandeis University Press, $29.95, published May 14 2013 | purchase
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Mark Cohen argues for Allan Sherman's legacy as a touchstone of postwar humor and a turning point in Jewish American cultural history.

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